Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (21:29): I had concluded my remarks on the CFMEU. I come now to agriculture. For agriculture, there are some very big ticket items—in particular, for my electorate, wool is still a very important part of the economy and a new, larger quota for A... ... more

Innovation Industry and Competitiveness Agenda Motion

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:10): The march of civilisation is inextricably linked with the development of technology and its widespread adoption. Perhaps the height of man's productivity prior to the industrial revolution was the peak of the Roman Empire, but that of course is for the s... ... more


Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:11): I believe that the subject of today's MPI is that the government is undermining superannuation of working Australians. Aside from the fact, of course, that this is a totally faulty premise, I am just amazed that the Labor Party would bring this particular subject into this ... ... more

Child Safety and Welfare

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (19:35): There was a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare benchmarking where Australia's children are today in relation to their safety and welfare. It highlights the fact that as a nation we need to seriously consider where we are going in relatio... ... more

Solar Reserve

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:20): During September I had the privilege of leading a delegation to the US, taking the opportunity visit Solar Reserve's Crescent Dunes facility in Nevada. Undergoing final testing and due to come on line in October, the 110 megawatt concentrated solar and storage facility will... ... more

Coastal Shipping

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (20:50): Coastal shipping is an issue that I have raised on a number of occasions in this place. The dead weight of regulation in Australian coastal shipping is not only killing the very sector it was supposed to support; it is dragging other perfectly good and viable industries dow... ... more

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS, Grey Electorate: Coalmining

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:55): I have spoken on a number of occasions recently about the closure of the coal fired power stations at Port Augusta that are owned by Alinta and the effect on that community, and also the Leigh Creek community to the north. Last Friday and Saturday, I jou... ... more

Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015, Amending Acts 1980 to 1989

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:17): I rise to speak on the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015 and related bills. This brace of bills and amendments delivers on election-day commitments made by the coalition to cut red and green tape, wherever we can, out of the Australian economy... ... more

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (17:28): I rise to speak on the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 and the other bills associated with it. There are four important points here that we need to consider. First of all, modern societies need rules, but they must no... ... more

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (18:48): I rise to speak on the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015 and the introduction of the cashless credit card trial—nominally in the first instance in one of my towns, Ceduna. Every now and then we find a problem where all ... ... more

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